I haven't found time to blog this week!
Before the twins were born I blogged my pregnancy regularly. After they were born, I managed to continue blogging by using my iPad and blogging while I pumped. And then they started crawling. And the blog completely disappeared. Around January, I started realizing how much I missed it. I missed that me time. I missed having an outlet to express myself. I missed the connections with other bloggers. I missed blogging!
So in February of this year, I picked it up again. And finding the time isn't easy, but it is so very important to me to have this time. So here is a typical night for me...
So that's my trick -- I don't blog on a computer where I have to give it dedicated time. I blog on the iPad from bed at night. While multi-tasking and watching So You Think You Can Dance.
7:00 start bedtime for the twins
7:30 cheerfully exclaim that they are asleep! (Yay!)
7:35 Casey and I try to eat at 6:15 while the boys are awake, but lately Casey has been working late and I have had ZERO interest in food so dinner has been pushed back a bit. Not healthy, but it is what it is.
8:00 Watch a TV show with Casey. It's our nightly date night and time together! (lately we've been watching Boardwalk Empire -- sooooo good!)
8:50 A few chores and house straightening..ugh
9:00 Casey goes to the office to play video games while I head to the bedroom to watch a show and blog on the iPad.
Occasionally, I don't finish a post on time and so I wake up a bit earlier and finish in the morning. I am very fortunate that my boys like to sleep and don't wake up until 7:45/8:00 (and happily chatter and play in their cribs for 15-20 minutes after they wake!). I wake up at 6:30ish most mornings to have a cup of tea and enjoy some time with God. (Lately I've been slacking on this time because I am SO exhausted. Pregnant with twin toddlers is no joke!) If I have a blog post that needs finished in the morning I push my wake up time to 6ish to get it done.
I know many people blog during naptime, but naptime is when I eat lunch, fold laundry, and lay down to rest myself. No blogging then - although I will frequently read blogs at naptime.
But this week. Oh, this week!
So basically this week I have washed puke from my hair repeatedly, done countless loads of laundry, snuggled my poor sick boys, cleaned nasty explosive diarrhea out of a highchair, cleaned vomit out of a highchair, done more laundry, and now I'm fighting to keep some water down because preterm labor is NOT in the plan (so dehydration isn't an option!).